New directions in international duty of care.
Through its Gateway Leadership Institute, Gateway International Group is committed to preparing the next generation of international education leaders. With a team of experienced and knowledgeable facilitators, the Gateway Leadership Institute offers in-person and virtual training for faculty, scholars, administrators, and other international educators seeking to advance and enhance global learning initiatives at their respective institutions and organizations.
The Gateway Leadership Institute provides a timely and much-needed venue for international education professionals to begin cultivating the next generation of international higher education. Through a combination of webinars, workshops, real-world projects, and coaching, the Institute engages participants in an exploration of key topics such as new directions in international strategy, revenue generation, integrated program design, and educational technology.
In December 2021, Gateway conducted an industry-wide survey of international education professionals and who they recognize as the leading organizations and companies they turn to for assistance with international duty of care.
In Fall 2021, the Gateway Leadership Institute explored new directions in international duty of care. Participants were asked to develop crisis management response plans to five case studies. Participants consistently addressed the strategic themes with of, 1.) safety and security, 2.) institutional compliance, 3.) health, 4.) risk management, and 5.) communication. These case studies and the participants’ responses have been compiled into an industry report that will be useful to all concerned with international duty of care.
The Institute will begin preparing professional international educators as architects of a new future of international education. Although participants may have professional expertise in specific areas (e.g., education abroad, international student and scholar services, international enrollment management, etc.), or different objectives (e.g., professional development, academic enrichment, career advancement, etc.), the Institute is focused on promoting the development of essential knowledge and skills that transcend any specific professional focus. Participants will develop new knowledge and leadership skills in “next generation” strategic thinking, thinking that is analytical, design oriented, and technological.
The Fall 2021 Institute is focused on international duty of care, with the goal of understanding and addressing its complexity, which has in the past often led to fragmented and siloed approaches at many institutions. The Institute’s objectives coalesce around the need to support new and strategic thinking to mitigate risk and promote positive experiences for students, faculty, and staff:
The Fall 2021 Gateway Leadership Institute invites participants into the increasingly relevant and highly contextualized world of international duty of care. Working in small teams, participants will be assigned by theme (Health, Safety Legal, Communications, Risk Management), and will work on realistic duty of care case studies in each of the three modules (see below). Teams will receive an initial briefing from the Institute facilitators, along with a writing template to ensure consistency across the report. Over the course of the Institute, teams will complete five (5) case studies that draw from assigned readings, webinars, workshops, with the support of a copy editor. It is expected that this writing will require 2-4 hours per month outside of the planned Institute curriculum. At the end of the Institute, each team’s written work will be consolidated into a co-edited publication outlining best practices for duty of care across a broad spectrum of higher education institutional types.
The Fall 2021 Gateway Leadership Institute will appeal to those international education professionals and related higher education experts who are interested in developing new knowledge and skills needed to shape the next generation of international higher education. The Fall 2021 Institute will be limited to 25 participants and is designed for early to mid-career professionals with 3-10 years of experience. Participants should be committed to examining existing practices, challenging widely held assumptions, and interrogating the scope and direction of international education. Although duty of care knowledge is not required, participants should be comfortable working in teams and be prepared to engage in a lively, interactive, and fast-paced environment.
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To enable diverse representation of early and mid-career international educators to participate in this professional development opportunity, Gateway is leveraging industry sponsorships to offer the Institute at minimal cost to participants. As such, participants are asked to pay a one-time, non-refundable participation fee of $250USD, which includes access to all webinars, workshops, editing, etc. With anticipated high demand, participants must submit an application for participation. Participants will only be billed if admitted into the Institute. Select participants may be invited to serve as mentors to future Institute cohorts.
Past participants of previous Gateway Leadership Institutes and currently enrolled graduate students in international education-focused programs may register for $150.
Representatives of institutions and organizations that participate in Gateway Prepared may register for the Institute at a discounted rate of $150 per person.
Those interested may submit an online application at, www.gatewayinternational.org/institute.
Applications are due no later than 5:00pm ET, Friday, August 27, 2021. Decisions will be made within one week of the application deadline. Applications must include:
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